And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought 1always to pray and not 2lose heart.
He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who 3neither feared God nor respected man.3And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, 'Give me justice against my adversary.'4For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, 4'Though I neither fear God nor respect man,5yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.'"6
And the Lord said, "Hear what the unrighteous judge says.7And 5will not God give justice to 6his elect, 7who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them?8I tell you, he will give justice to them 8speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, 9will he find faith on earth?"